Ministry Core Strategy: Deepen our relationship with Christ as a Eucharistic community through engaging worship, inclusive and meaningful sacramental life, a commitment to prayer, and catechesis of the entire community
Lyn Springer………. 937-293-5928 ([email protected] )
Members launder purificators and hand towels used at Mass.
Dave Timpone……….937-435-5657 ([email protected] )
The Cantor is the “psalmist,” and also leads the assembly in song during various parts of the Mass. This ministry requires certain vocal abilities.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Jane Fortener……….937-271-7129 ([email protected])
Marie Jenkins . . .. . . 937-431-0090 ([email protected] )
During the Liturgy of the Word (11:00 Mass) children in grades K-4 are invited to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 11:00 Mass. The children go in procession from the main assembly to the Witzman Center where they hear the Sunday readings, sing responses, and offer petitions, at their level of understanding. Volunteers are always welcome to assist, and after training, to help lead the Scripture reflections.
Stephanie Klein . . . . . 402-630-4814 ([email protected] )
The Contemporary Ensemble is a great way to give your spirit a boost! A welcoming, friendly, and flexible music group that enjoys and sharing our talents to glorify God. We lead the congregation in song at the 8:30 Mass from September through the beginning of June, Easter, Christmas Eve at 3 PM, and special events as they arise. The ensemble practices on Tuesday evenings and prior to Mass on the Sundays we are scheduled. We welcome singers (ages 10 to adult) and guitarists, percussionists and other instrumentalists (high school age and older).
PARISH FAMILY CHOIR
Diane Larochelle........937-427-3827 ([email protected] )
This new choir is perfect for active junior high & high school students along with busy adults and seniors. Choir members are able to sing at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays without the commitment of evening rehearsals. The practice is conveniently held prior to Mass. This ensemble is a great opportunity to sing as a family or to become part of the choir family.
SEASONAL CHOIRS & INSTRUMENTALISTS
Diane Larochelle . . . . 937-427-3827 ([email protected] )
Christmas Eve Choirs: These choirs are a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas through sacred music. Please consider joining other music lovers as we prepare for the Christmas Eve Masses. There are two Christmas Eve Choirs to choose from so pick the one that will best fit your schedule. Rehearsals begin in November. To sing at the 3pm Christmas Eve Mass, contact Stephanie Klein at [email protected] To sing at the 10pm Christmas Eve Mass contact Diane at [email protected].
Holy Thursday & Easter Vigil: What a wonderful and prayerful way to prepare yourself for Holy Week and the Triduum then by joining this seasonal choir. Both evenings are rich in symbolism and rituals. Music enhances these beautiful liturgies and feeds the soul. Rehearsals begin 6-7 weeks prior to Holy Week. To sing at either of these Liturgies, please contact Diane at [email protected].
Instrumentalists: Intermediate and advanced instrumentalists are welcome to rehearse and participate in any of these seasonal choirs as your schedule permits. Sharing your musical abilities with our parish enhances these special liturgies. An interview/audition is required for this ministry.
Diane Larochelle........937-427-3827 ([email protected])
Adding another activity during the school year can be so demanding for active junior high & high school students along with busy adults and seniors. Perhaps the summer months would be the perfect opportunity to join the Summer Choir. The flexible schedule allows choir members to sing at the 11:00am Mass on Sundays without the commitment of evening rehearsals. The practice is conveniently held prior to Mass. Give it a try as your summer schedule permits. This ensemble is a great opportunity to sing as a family or to become part of the choir family.
HAND CHIME CHOIR AND INSTRUMENTALISTS
Diane Larochelle………937-427-3827 ([email protected])
If you read music and/or play an instrument, please consider sharing your musical talents with the parish. The Tone Chime Ringers play at special liturgies and rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Intermediate and advanced instrumentalists are welcome to rehearse and play as your schedule permits. An interview/audition is required for this ministry.
Cathy Magness ………. 937-253-5171 ext. 112 ([email protected])
The funeral choir is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide a prayerful presence at the funeral Masses and services held at Ascension. No prior experience is required—just a love for the Ascension community!
SOUND TECHNICIAN MINISTRY
Diane Larochelle………..937-427-3827 ([email protected] )
This ministry is open to high school students and adults. Do you have a good “ear” for music? Willing to learn how to “mix” the voices and instruments at Mass? Join a team of sound technicians on a rotating schedule to run the mixer for the 11:00 am Sunday Mass. No experience is needed; training will be provided.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Cathy Magness………. 937-253-5171 ([email protected] )
Men and women from high school age and up assist the priest to distribute Holy Communion at Mass. To be commissioned for this ministry, the lay minister must be Confirmed and receive training.
Cathy Magness………. 937-253-5171 ([email protected])
Men and women from high school age on up proclaim the Word of God at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (1st & 2nd Readings). To be commissioned for this ministry, the lay minister must be Confirmed. Training is required.
Deacon Vic Hildebrand………. 937-253-5171 x110 ([email protected])
Young men and women, grades 5 through 12, assist the priest at Sunday Masses. Servers are scheduled about once every 3 weeks. Training sessions for new servers are scheduled during the school year for both Ascension School students and for religious education students attending public schools.
Cathy Magness………. 937-253-5171 x112 ([email protected])
Men, women and families display the Ascension hospitality by offering a friendly smile and a welcoming word as people enter the church for Liturgy. Your fifteen minutes each month as a greeter before Mass makes a big difference!
Cathy Magness …………..937-253-5171 x112 ([email protected])
Men and women from high school age on up assist people in many ways before, during and after Sunday Liturgies.
Kathy Gelm………. 937-293-2737 ([email protected])
The prayer chain is a group of men and women who are willing to pray for any person or intention at the request of a parish member. Anyone who can pray is welcome to join. Any parishioner may request prayers by emailing or calling the chain coordinator, the parish office or make a request through the link on the parish website.